Articles Tagged with ''U.S. Department of Agriculture''

Corn, Bean Acres Expected To Rise

Nationally, soybean acres are projected at 78.1 million acres, up 1 percent from last year, while corn is expected to be at 88.8 million acres, up 3 percent from 2009. This means U.S. growers could harvest a record-large 13.1 billion bushels of corn and a near-record 3.3 billion bushels of soybeans.
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More Carbon, No-Till Corn

Although previous studies have indicated significant carbon losses from plowing, a new Agricultural Research Service study indicates that there may not be a huge loss if a farmer plows only once.
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Without Herbicides, No-Till Would Disappear

Yet the impact on food production would be so dramatic that America could not live without no-till.
While you're certainly not about to lose the use of herbicides, you need to fully understand that any ban on agricultural chemicals would bring an end to all the benefits you’re getting from no-tilling.
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Biotech Leads To More No-Tilled Acres

Since herbicide-tolerant transgenic cotton varieties became widely available in 1997, the no-till cotton acreage has nearly doubled in the United States. A recent survey by the National Cotton Council indicates that no-till made up 29 percent of total cotton acres while reduced tillage made up 30 percent of all cotton acres in 2002.
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New Herbicide Offers No-Till Grass Control With Residual Broadleaf Control

A broad spectrum herbicide that effectively controls grasses such as foxtails, johnsongrass and shattercane in no-tilled corn was introduced just in time for the 2003 growing season by Bayer CropScience. Featuring recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval, the herbicide will control broadleaf weeds such as cocklebur, lambsquarters, morningglory, ragweed, sunflower and velvetleaf.
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New Rootworm Control Corn Hybrids Available For No-Tilling In 2003

Monsanto has received full U.S. regulatory clearance for the first biotech corn designed to control corn rootworm. The company announced in late February that both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has cleared YieldGard Rootworm for use in corn hybrids for resistance to this insect. Licensing the technology to other seed companies means a number of corn hybrids containing this technology will be available for no-tilling this spring.
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Use Cost-Share Dollars To Buy No-Till Equipment

While it hasn’t yet generated much business, an unexpected source of funds for purchasing no-till drills and planters is available from the federal government. The only drawback is that these 0-percent interest loans, that can be at least partially paid back with U.S. Department of Agriculture cost-share dollars, must be obtained by a public or quasi-public agency rather than directly by farmers.
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Why The Debut Of Roundup Ready Wheat Is Being

Because of several concerns, Monsanto is delaying the introduction of its bioengineered Roundup Ready wheat by at least a year. The company's new timetable will delay, until at least 2004 and possibly 2005, the introduction of Roundup-resistant wheat.
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Let The “Living Soil” Boost Your No-Till Returns

Use the additional worms, nematodes, bacteria and other microorganisms found in no-tilled fields to expand your profits.
As a no-tiller, Ralph Alshouse recognizes the importance of nurturing the living organisms found in the soil to produce high-yielding crops. An intensive study of many of the soil conditions found in no-till has helped him fully understand what is occurring with the soils in his Corydon, Iowa, no-till corn and soybean operation.
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